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Today in History SAT JAN 07

Jan. 07, 2023 00:03 AM EST

Today in History Today is Saturday, Jan. 7, the seventh day of 2023. There are 358 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 7, 1953, President Truman announced in his State of the Union message to Congress that the United States had...

Today in History SUN JAN 01

Jan. 01, 2023 00:04 AM EST

Today in History Today is Sunday, Jan. 1, the first day of 2023. There are 364 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, declaring that slaves in rebel...

Cubans search for holiday food amid deepening crisis

Dec. 23, 2022 22:11 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — As Belkis Fajardo, 69, walks through the dense streets of downtown Havana with a small bag of lettuce and onions in hand, she wonders how she’ll feed her family over the holidays. Scarcity and economic turmoil are nothing new to Cuba, but Fajardo is among many...

Today in History: November 28, deadly Cocoanut Grove fire

Nov. 28, 2022 00:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Monday, Nov. 28, the 332nd day of 2022. There are 33 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 28, 1942, fire engulfed the Cocoanut Grove nightclub in Boston, killing 492 people in the deadliest nightclub...

Borscht Belt comedian Freddie Roman dies at age 85

Nov. 27, 2022 18:40 PM EST

Comedian Freddie Roman, the former dean of The Friars Club and a staple of the Catskills comedy scene, has died. He was 85. Roman died Saturday afternoon at Bethesda Hospital in Boynton Beach, Florida, his booking agent and friend Alison Chaplin said Sunday. His daughter told the...

Today in History: November 25, Fidel Castro dies at 90

Nov. 25, 2022 00:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Friday, Nov. 25, the 329th day of 2022. There are 36 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 25, 2016, Fidel Castro, who led his rebels to victorious revolution in 1959, embraced Soviet-style communism...

Russia, Cuba leaders meet in Moscow, honor rebel icon Castro

Nov. 22, 2022 12:29 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday met with his Cuban counterpart in Moscow, where the two unveiled a monument to Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro and hailed the “traditional friendship” between their sanctions-hit nations. A video published on...

Cuban singer-songwriter Pablo Milanés dies at 79

Nov. 22, 2022 00:46 AM EST

HAVANA (AP) — Pablo Milanés, the Latin Grammy-winning balladeer who helped found Cuba’s “nueva trova” movement and toured the world as a cultural ambassador for Fidel Castro’s revolution, has died in Spain, where he had been under treatment for blood cancer. He was 79. One...

Cuban singer-songwriter Pablo Milanes dies at 79

Nov. 21, 2022 23:54 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — Pablo Milanes, the Latin Grammy-winning balladeer who helped found Cuba’s “nueva trova” movement and toured the world as a cultural ambassador for Fidel Castro’s revolution, has died in Spain, where he had been under treatment for blood cancer. He was 79. One...

UN votes overwhelmingly to condemn US embargo of Cuba

Nov. 03, 2022 13:42 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly voted overwhelmingly Thursday to condemn the American economic embargo of Cuba for the 30th year, with the Biden administration continuing former President Donald Trump’s opposition and refusing to return to the Obama administration’s 2016...